Cordae & Naomi Osaka Confirm They’re Having A Baby Girl: Photos

Something seriously potent has been in the air over the past few months, as we can hardly keep up with all the celebrity pregnancies being revealed. Naomi Osaka and Cordae are one couple who’s nearly on the tail end of their journey to parenthood. The athlete revealed that she’s expecting back in January. The little one will be their first. As they shared during a baby shower on Friday (June 2), it’s a girl!

Osaka shared an adorable snapshot to her Instagram feed earlier today. It shows the rapper kissing her ready-to-burst bump in front of adorable pink and purple decor. In another image, the 25-year-old poses alongside the same balloons and flowers. A more zoomed-out angle reveals the words “A little princess is on the way” written behind her. Cordae reshared the post on his own Story, excitedly using the hashtag “#GirlDad” above it. Clearly, both parents-to-be are eager to enter this new phase of their lives.

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Osaka’s tennis career has obviously been derailed by the decision to expand her family. Regardless, she’s vowed to be back in action for the 2024 Australia Open and hasn’t held back on clapping back at critics who are skeptical of her ability to return to the sport with as much strength as before. Even while pregnant, she proved her dedication to the game, sharing videos of training both on the court and at the beach a few months ago.

As for the lyricist, just a few weeks ago we reported that he’s inching closer to joining the ranks of those with the prestigious EGOT status. After taking home an Emmy, he received a letter of congratulation from the Obamas, which he proudly showed off on social media. What do you think Cordae and Naomi Osaka should name their baby girl? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Chrisean Rock Cries While Praying, Shares Salacious Maternity Photos Without Blueface

Today (June 2) is a full moon, meaning it’s not unexpected to be in your feelings – especially not if you’re with child. Chrisean Rock, who’s over halfway along in her pregnancy now, is certainly emotional based on her latest Instagram posts. Earlier this afternoon, her feed lit up with a video in which she shares a beautiful moment of prayer with her 3.5M followers. While listening to the words of @sarahjakesroberts and cleaning her home, the 23-year-old finds herself overcome with tears, allowing them to freely flow as she moves through her feelings.

“I know better, amen,” she wrote in the caption. As she washes dishes, Chrisean wears several flashy chains around her neck. Her baby bump is on full display under her maroon sports bra, which she paired with comfy yellow shorts. As many fans are noting in the comments, the Baltimore native has a certain glow about her over the past few weeks. “Seeing this new side of you is amazing,” one user praised Rock. “You’re glowing, healing, and look so beautiful. You got this.”

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Chrisean Rock Gets Emotional While Praying

Immediately following that heartwarming post, Rock reminded us that she’s still not afraid to let loose as she nears motherhood. She shared a carousel from her first maternity shoot, consisting of many revealing outfits in true Rihanna fashion. In the caption the reality starlet revealed that Blac Chyna helped her put things together, helping her feel beautiful on her special day.

In some of the snapshots, Rock excitedly looks in the mirror while wearing a bold pink two-piece set. This has caused some to speculate it’s a gender reveal for her unborn baby, though Blueface’s mom has alleged that it’s a boy in the past.

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Check out Chrisean Rock’s first official maternity photoshoot below. Do you think she’s having a boy or a girl? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in later this weekend for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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Jay-Z’s Former NYC Apartment, Known As “Stash Spot,” Listed For $1.4 Million

Just last month, Jay-Z and Beyonce made American history by purchasing the most expensive home ever in the state of California for $200M. Some Twitter users have been calling the property “ugly” and comparing it to a “prison,” but nevertheless it’s a huge step up from where Hov resided in the late ’90s on 560 State Street. As the NY Post notes, the father of three was both selling drugs and making music at the time, but ultimately gave up the former for a very successful pursuit of the latter.

“I knew something wasn’t right about the things I was doing,” Jay admitted while visiting the property in 2019. “My conscious was alive. So I just decided to let that street life go and just really focus on music. This is what I love to do. If I had my choice to be successful — to be successful in the street or be successful making music, it would be making music.” After letting go of the toxicity in his life, the New Yorker quickly found himself blowing up and achieving all his dreams in the industry.

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Jay-Z Spent His Younger Years on 560 State Street

His former residence, popularly known as “Stash Spot,” has been listed for sale for $1.4 million. It’s located in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighbourhood and boasts two levels. The main floor contains a living room, dining area, and powder room. Elsewhere you’ll find a primary bedroom with a large, custom-designed closet, as well as a second room that could fit a bed or function as an office/nursery. Other amenities to be enjoyed by whoever foots the bill include the building’s 6,000-square-foot shared courtyard, an outdoor kitchen, and a gas-fired barbecue pit.

Elsewhere in the news, Ne-Yo made an appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast earlier this week, at which time he revealed that Jay-Z still teases him about giving “Let Me Love You” away to Mario. Read more about that at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Lil Gotit To Gunna: “It’s Over For You Bruh, You Changed On The Family”

Gunna gained his freedom back several months ago after taking a plea deal in the YSL RICO trial, but that doesn’t mean he’s been back in the spotlight. For the most part, the embattled artist has been keeping a low profile, especially in light of allegations of him snitching on Young Thug and other co-defendants. Gunna and his attorneys have been denying these claims. Still, contemporaries like Lil Durk argue that he must’ve given up some information in order to get out of jail when the So Much Fun hitmaker was denied bond four times.

This New Music Friday (June 2), the Atlanta native dropped his first new single in some time, “bread & butter.” Some listeners have accused him of dissing Lil Baby on the track, but Gunna quickly shut those rumours down. Elsewhere, Lil Gotit is making it abundantly clear that he’s not a fan of the “P Power” artist’s latest release. “I just be wanting to know right, as soon as I say something, ‘[I get told] You hatin’, oh, you trying to divide somebody,” the 23-year-old vented of the apparent double-standard.

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Lil Gotit Reacts to Gunna’s “bread & butter” Single


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On “bread & butter,” Gunna raps, “You b*tch-ass n*ggas got me as the topic of the chat / You switched on me when you know you in business with a rat / And the boy that’s like your brother, and nobody speak on that?” Regardless of who the bars are about, Gotit made it clear he feels some type of way about them. “It’s over for you, bruh,” he told the DS4Ever artist during an Instagram rant. “You changed on the family.”

Elsewhere in his post, Gotit pointed out that not many people know how Young Thug or Yak Gotti truly feel about the situation, as they’ve been locked up for a year now. Are you a fan of Gunna’s new “bread & butter” single? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Kanye West & Bianca Censori’s Penthouse Rent Costs $20K/Month While Rapper’s Mansion Remains Unfinished

Kanye West has been said to be facing serious financial struggles for some time now. Nevertheless, that’s not stopping the father of four from dishing out a reported $20K per month in rent. According to Radar Online, he and his wife Biance Censori have shacked up in West Hollywood. They’re renting a two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse not far from the recently established Yeezy headquarters on Melrose Avenue. “It’s a gorgeous apartment and the interior is very Ye. It’s a unique spot which is an architect’s dream,” an insider close to the couple dished of their home.

Prior to that, they were staying at the Nobu Ryokan hotel, all while Ye’s Malibu mansion remains uninhabited and reportedly rotting away. At the luxury hotel (which has a minimum two-night stay), the Yeezy founder and Censori were paying $2K a night. His mansion, which he purchased in 2021 for $57M, has been a hot topic lately, particularly after it was revealed that he dissolved his Yeezy Construction Inc. company in November.

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Kanye West Has Some Major Bills

Kanye West and Bianca Censori are seen on May 13, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

At the time, West suddenly halted work on his home. Insiders reveal that the Japanese-inspired residence, designed by Tadao Ando, has since been completely gutted. While that project obviously didn’t work out as expected, the architect has received massive praise for the work he did on Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recently purchased California mansion. The $200M deal broke records in the state, where the power couple now officially owns the most expensive home ever purchased.

It remains unclear what the embattled artist plans to do with his property, but according to recent reports, his fortune is back on the way up as he’s allegedly already made a staggering amount from the continued sale of Yeezy at Adidas. Do you think Kanye West will ever finish his mansion? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Frank Ocean Makes Rare Appearance At Beyonce’s London Tour Date

Frank Ocean is not the type to make public appearances. The artist also hasn’t released new music in years. Because of this, it was no surprise that someone tried to make money from an AI version of him. Earlier this month, Frank fell victim to an unfortunate incident where his voice was replicated using artificial intelligence. This led to a scammer profiting immensely from it. The scammer, known as “mourningassassin,” shared a series of AI-generated tracks on Discord. They took advantage of fans’ long-standing desire for new music from the California singer. He hasn’t released an album since his 2016 effort Blond.

In an interview with Motherboard, the scammer disclosed their method of hiring a musician to create nine counterfeit Frank Ocean tracks. The musician used top-notch vocal snippets of Ocean’s voice. The scammer uploaded one of these snippets on the platform in early April. Of course, it captured the attention of numerous fans of the singer. Among those who reached out were two buyers who were willing to pay a substantial amount for Frank Ocean’s music collection. The scammer claimed to have made approximately $13,000 from this deceptive scheme.

Frank Tries To Go Incognito At A Beyonce Show

Frank Ocean tends to be more than a little bit reclusive. As such, he understandably surprised fans by making a rare public appearance at Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” Tour show in London. Known for his elusive nature, his presence at the event garnered significant attention. Despite trying to blend in by wearing a hoodie, pictures and videos emerged of him in the crowd. At one point, it seems as though he waves at some people that noticed him. The videos were posted on the HipHopDX twitter, which you can see above.

It’s not surprising that Frank Ocean and Beyoncé share a connection, considering their previous collaborations. They have worked together on tracks such as “I Miss You” from Beyoncé’s album 4, “Superpower” from her self-titled album, and Frank Ocean’s “Pink & White” from his acclaimed Blond album. Joining the list of notable guests at Beyoncé’s European shows were Megan Thee Stallion and Future, who were spotted attending her Paris performance. What do you think of Frank Ocean’s reclusive nature? Let us know in the comments below!

Lil Durk Says The Streets Aren’t The Same Anymore

After a previous delay amid a feud with NBA YoungBoy, Lil Durk finally released his highly anticipated album, Almost Healed. The album dropped last Friday. He steadily built excitement among fans with updates and teasers. The album’s first single, “All My Life” featuring J. Cole, swiftly climbed the Billboard Hot 100 charts, matching Durk’s highest-charting single, “Laugh Now Cry Later” with Drake. This release offered a taste of what to expect from the rest of “Almost Healed.”

The tracklist features impressive guest artists and producers, including Kodak Black and Future, whose collaborations are highly anticipated as potential summer anthems. Alicia Keysunexpected appearance in the album’s intro, “Therapy Session,” previewed in the music video for second single “Pelle Coat,” caught many off guard. In the video, Keys assumes the role of Durk’s therapist, showcasing his introspective journey through Chicago’s streets and capturing vulnerable moments of growth.

Lil Durk Warns Not To Trust Everyone

Lil Durk took to Instagram earlier to remind people that you can’t trust just anyone. In a story captured and reposted by the No Jumper account, Durk says the streets have changed. “The streets not the same nomo,” said the rapper. “Everybody ain’t to be called bro or family.” It’s unclear why Lil Durk posted the message. However many in the comments seemed to agree with him. Interestingly, the rapper recently seemed to have made a new friend in collaborator Morgan Wallen. The two collaborated on a track for Durk’s album. After the release, it appeared that the two went fishing together. “Durk done pulled up and taught me how to fish,” Wallen wrote. Dirk might be having some trust issues, but the rapper’s fans are willing to make a lifelong commitment to him.

Almost Healed has garnered such a strong reception that certain fans have decided to permanently ink themselves with the album’s cover art. While some may view this decision as extreme, others perceive it as a meaningful gesture. Additionally, the skill and artistry demonstrated in this tattoo are exceptional, successfully recreating the album’s cover art with remarkable photorealism. Despite being a daring choice, the execution of the tattoo is so well-done that it likely justified the decision for this particular fan.

Halle Bailey Watches “The Little Mermaid” In Theatres Wearing A Disguise

Before she took on the role of Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey was best known for her vocal talents alongside her big sister Chloe in their R&B duo. Their debut project, Ungodly Hour brought them massive success, but we have yet to hear a sophomore effort from the siblings. Instead, the older of the two has been focusing on her solo career with In Pieces and a movie called Praise This. At the same time, the younger has been gearing up for her feature film debut which finally took place last week.

Halle has unfortunately faced considerable racist backlash for taking the traditionally white role as a Black woman. Nevertheless, her performance proves that she was the perfect pick for the role, as many critics have already stated. While she likely already knows the script like the back of her hand, the 23-year-old wanted to get the authentic theatre experience. In order to keep a low profile, she donned sunglasses and a COVID-19 face mask to conceal her identity.

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Rather than sticking with Ariel’s signature red style from the film, Bailey also opted to sport thick twists of hair, making her almost more mistakable for Chloe. As Uproxx notes, she appears to have been viewing The Little Mermaid at Americana at Brand’s AMC in Glendale, which is an area that celebrities have been known to frequent. Based on the TikTok she posted this week, the “Do It” songstress doesn’t appear to have broken her cover.

Elsewhere on social media, the Atlanta native shared an adorable video of her and her boyfriend DDG exchanging countless smooches following the conclusion of the worldwide Disney media tour with co-stars and executives who helped the long-awaited film come to fruition. Have you checked out Halle Bailey in The Little Mermaid yet? If yes, tell us your thoughts in the comments. For more pop culture/music news updates, make sure to check back in later.

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Megan Thee Stallion On New Music: “Right Now I’m Focused On Healing”

The past few summers have seen Megan Thee Stallion wilding out with reckless abandon in honour of Hot Girl Summer. In 2023, however, she’s switching things up to instead focus on healing. Today (May 30), InStyle dropped a short and sweet interview with the Houston native, in which she revealed that she doesn’t plan on dropping any new music until she’s taken sufficient time to recover from her past traumas, as well as the general overwhelm of living a celebrity lifestyle.

“Fans can expect new music when I’m in a better place,” she told the outlet during their exclusive chat. “Right now, I’m focused on healing.” From the looks of things, this period of self-care includes getting back out into the dating world. While many fans thought Thee Stallion and Pardison Fontaine were still together, she and European soccer star Romelu Lukaku fueled dating rumours while holding hands at a teammate’s wedding. Obviously, nothing has been officially confirmed, but Thee Hotties are happy to see the “Big Ole Freak” hitmaker exploring options after her trial with Tory Lanez allegedly caused problems between her and Pardi.

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Megan Thee Stallion Talks Healing and Future Releases

Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, California on March 22, 2022. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

“The music and entertainment industry can be a grind, so it’s important to take time off and avoid burning out,” Megan also told InStyle. “Life is all about balance.” Seeing as she took several months out of the spotlight at the start of 2023 before stepping back outside into her formal glory, it’s safe to say the multi-talent is becoming a pro at this part of superstardom.

Elsewhere in her interview, the brunette beauty shared her tips for keeping her ’90s-inspired stage makeup perfectly in place, particularly during the oh-so-sweaty summer season. Who would you like to see Megan Thee Stallion collaborate with when she’s back in album mode? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Kanye West Steps Out With An Unrecognizable Bianca Censori In West Hollywood

Throughout his past romantic relationships, Kanye West has established a habit of styling his romantic partners. He famously dressed ex-wife Kim Kardashian in some of her most popular looks. Short-term girlfriends like Julia Fox and Chaney Jones were also spoiled by the rapper with designer goods. Now, he and Australian architect Bianca Censori have settled down together, and are once again redefining the rules of fashion with their bewildering outfits.

Not only did West’s wife pose nearly nude for his brand’s latest photo shoot, but they’ve also been attempting to popularize “sock shoe” footwear. The 45-year-old also seems to be taking notes from Tom Brady and Antonio Brown, as he’s been beefing up his stature with shoulder pads in many of his recent outfits. It remains unclear exactly what vibe Ye and Censori are going for. Nevertheless, they’ve certainly caught our attention, and are only continuing to hold it.

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Kanye West and His New Wife Keep It Low Key

Kanye West and Bianca Censori are seen on May 13, 2023, in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

As TMZ reports, they spent their Memorial Day long weekend in West Hollywood, where West did nothing to conceal his identity from fans. Censori, on the other hand, seems fed up with the near-constant cameras around her, opting to cover everything but her eyes under a headwrap. The father of four donned dark pants and a graphic tee with a bright red design on the front. Bianca stood out beside him, layering a grey hoodie over mid-wash jeans and knee-high black boots.

The pair was leaving the Edition Hotel following a rooftop dinner when pictures were snapped. It’s not the first time the blonde beauty has gone to extremes to protect her privacy, and it likely won’t be the last. See paparazzi photos of Kanye West out and about in WeHo with an undercover Bianca Censori here. Would you recreate either of the lover’s outfits? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news.

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